Justin Denton is a Texas-born artist and director. By mixing a blue-collar work mentality, an innate passion for the fine arts, and a 15 year career in feature and commercial visual effects, Justin found his calling by telling stories through technology. He began his directing career with the VR experience “Beware Crimson Peak” at Comic-Con 2015 for Legendary Entertainment, and then went on to write and direct the independent short film “Burlap” which has shown at over 20 festivals in both traditional and VR formats including Fantastic Fest, Cinequest, and Beyond Fest. Justin co-created “Ghost in the Shell VR” for Paramount Pictures and “The Possible: Listening to the Universe” for Here be Dragons and Within. Most recently, Justin directed the critically acclaimed mixed reality experience “Legions:Sessions” that debuted at Comic-Con 2017.
Justin earned a BFA(2001) from The School of The Art Institute of Chicago (SAIC) and studied abroad at the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology (RMIT) in Australia. His lectures and panels include SIGGRAPH, UCLA, The Academy, Digital Hollywood, LMU, and Comic-Con.